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Micro lights.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Simonb3526, Sep 18, 2015.

  1. Simonb3526

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    I was flying on the beach today. I live near practically empty beaches so safe and easy to fly. Was up about 80m and a microlight came out of nowhere. He was really low, thankfully he came above me and my p3p was way out over the water but it could have been close. I fly under 400 foot but so do these guys by the look of it. Do these micro lights need atc clearance? Are they allowed so low?
     
  2. IrishSights

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    It depends on the class of airspace he is flying in and if he is in a ATZ. Its up to you to get out of his way fast being a manned aircraft no matter how low he is. I found over coastal areas and mudflats they do fly low. If the airport/club is close where he took off from its a good idea to make yourself known to them including telling them you will be flying in their vicinity on the day. Be friendly!
     
  3. Simonb3526

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    Well my gf works at the airport and I have a friend in atc. Did a height test once and cleared it with them first. Down the flying club next week so will have a chat with them. I dropped height as a precocial but seems to take an age to descend when you want to. May look at taking my pilots licence next year so look out for a video of me flying the drone from a light aircraft.......follow me function!